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The City has 66 city parks and many open spaces maintained by licensed landscape contractors. City parks range from two-acre neighborhood sites to 64-acre community parks. City parks offer a wide range of activities  from picnic areas, game courts, swimming pools, ball diamonds, soccer fields, tot lots, fountains, tennis courts, and more.  View the Parks Map for additional information and park locations.


About half of the City parks have restroom facilities.  Some larger sites have community centers and others have larger complexes, such as Oak Park's Billy Hebert Field and Pixie Woods at Louis Park.


Water Conservation

The City of Stockton is making every effort to reduce water usage by 20% in its parks.  During the upcoming season, interactive fountains will operate on a limited schedule.  Some parks are also on a watering schedule designed to maximize water efficiency with centrally-controlled irrigation systems that:

  • Monitor daily weather data
  • Apply the optimum amount of water needed to keep plants healthy
  • Result in 30% less water usage than conventional systems

The City's parks and landscape irrigation systems are extensive, with tens of thousands of sprinklers that can break or malfunction.  We have dedicated staff and contractors monitoring our systems, but your help is always welcome.  Report an irrigation problems by calling the Municipal Service Center.



Maintenance work includes regularly scheduled mowing, edging, shrub trimming, fertilizing, litter/trash collection, graffiti abatement, weed control, minor tree work and turf aeration.  For parks with restrooms or play equipment, contractor also provides janitorial cleaning and play equipment inspection.

Mowing Schedule

  • March 1 and November 15  Weekly
  • November 16 to February 28 – Once every two weeks


Other Maintenance

This table shows the minimum maintenance schedule for other contracted services.  Larger community parks may be serviced more frequently than neighborhood parks.


 Services Provided

Mar 1 to Oct 31

Peak Season

Nov 1 to Feb 28

Off-Peak Season

Trash/litter/debris collection, removal and disposal Monday and Friday Monday and Friday
Empty trash receptacles Monday and Friday Monday and Friday
Clean/disinfect drinking fountains Monday and Friday Monday and Friday
Restroom cleaning Daily Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Clean site furnishings Weekly Bi-weekly
Clean site structures May, July, September November and February
Paved/hard surfaces areas Weekly when cleaning site furnishings Bi-weekly when cleaning site furnishings
Game courts, sweep/blow off Weekly Weekly
Game courts, wash off Monthly Monthly
Play equipment/fall surface inspection Each time Contractor at site Each time Contractor at site
Fall surface leveling Weekly Weekly
Horseshoe pit leveling Weekly Weekly



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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 4/28/2014